Here is a quick and easy way to make all the seed pots you will ever need. Recycle your newspapers!
Time Required: 10 minutes to make a dozen
- Tear a sheet of newspaper in half if you are using a full spread piece. Skip this step if you are using a single sheet of paper, with only a front/back.
- Tear the sheet of newspaper into 6 inch strips, going left to right, in the direction of the newsprint.
- Lay your strip of paper flat on a hard surface. Place a cylinder shaped object onto the strip, so that the bottom of the cylinder is on the strip about 4 inches, with two inches of the strip below the bottom of the cylinder.
- Roll the strip of paper around the cylinder, until the entire piece of newspaper it wound around it.
- Hold the end of the newspaper with your fingers to keep it from unrolling.
- Turn the cylinder upright, and fold the part of the newspaper that hangs over, towards the center of the cylinder. Press and crease all the way around.
- Place the now flat newspaper onto the hard surface and press with a heavy hand. This flattens the newspaper tightly, so it won't unroll.
- Your newspaper seed pot is ready to fill.
- Be sure to fill pots, leaving about 1/4 empty, to allow for water expansion.
- Place pots tightly together, to keep them upright.
- Be sure to use newspaper, not shiny ad pages.
- Make a set to give to an elderly gardening neighbor.
What You Need:
- 1 cylinder shaped object, in your desired dimension of finished seed pot.
- Seed starting mix
- Tray with edges to hold all the seed pots together